Job Details

Northern Illinois University
  • Position Number: 2300615
  • Location: DeKalb, IL
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Transportation Clerk- Revised

Primary Function:
To support Transportation Services in meeting the transportation needs of the university community. This position is responsible for scheduling and dispatching vehicles for the use of university personnel. Maintain records of transportation operational costs. The incumbent will also assist other Campus Services areas as needed.
This position reports directly to the Director or designee. This position works closely with all other positions in Transportation Services in order to coordinate and maintain daily operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The individual in this position is responsible for maintaining an organized, smooth running office and will have an amount of latitude to complete the tasks assigned, working within the guidelines established by the Northern Illinois University Business Procedure Manual, Transportation Services policies, the Director or designee and related university policies. It is imperative to the efficient operation of Transportation Services that the individual perform his/her duties in a timely fashion.
All university personnel who use the services of Transportation Services are dependent on the individual in this position to perform his/her duties in an accurate and timely manner.
The incumbent will assist other areas of Campus Services as needed.
This position must also relate positively and professionally to all elements of the university community, including faculty, staff, and students, while remaining courteous, businesslike, and displaying a positive customer service attitude at all times.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
1. one year of work experience involving scheduling, dispatching, and/or bookkeeping activities
2. valid State of Illinois drivers license at time of appointment, the class of the license depending on the type of vehicle(s) to be operated
(Candidates must possess a Class D drivers license)

Education and Experience Preferred:
1. Demonstrated experience working in a transportation environment.
2. Demonstrated experience scheduling and dispatching vehicles.
3. Demonstrated experience working with the public.

Working Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:00pm
Hiring Rate/Range:
Posting Date: 06/01/2021
Closing Date: 6/20/2021
Priority Review Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position, however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience.
  • If you have education and/or training in excess of what is required, we encourage you to upload your unofficial transcripts.
  • After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this particular position.
  • Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from and Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.
  • We STRONGLY recommend that contact information used in your online profile be personal use, not professional/work information: personal email address, home address, and phone numbers. The information you provide is used to make contact on search updates, department referrals and interviews, etc. We must be able to relay sensitive and important information in a way that protects your privacy concerning job search activity, now and in the future.
  • ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE SCHEDULED TO COME TO THE NIU DEKALB CAMPUS TO TAKE A STATE UNIVERSITIES CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION. At the time of testing, you will be required to present a photo ID. NOTE: If you have previously tested for this classification and wish to rewrite the exam to improve your score and register position, please contact the Civil Service Testing Office by the posting deadline.
  • Required documentation noted in the posting such as drivers license, licensures, or certifications MUST be presented at the time of examination.
  • If eligible for Veterans Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application in order to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
  • After testing of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
  • Click on Transportation Clerk for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
  • Please click Human Resource Services Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois Universitys benefits package.
  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

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In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
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